The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 25 45 45
Rank change year-on-year
+20 0
Permanent jobs citing Games 23 9 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 8.24% 2.72% 5.39%
As % of the General category 22.55% 10.00% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 20
Average salary £26,250 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.79% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,600 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Games
Suffolk

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

General Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
102 90 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 36.56% 27.19% 30.19%
Number of salaries quoted 59 75 95
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,950 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Games
Salary Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Ipswich region.

Games Salary Trend in Ipswich

Games
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 20 (68.97%) C#
2 19 (65.52%) JavaScript
2 19 (65.52%) HTML
2 19 (65.52%) CSS
3 18 (62.07%) HTML5
4 16 (55.17%) .NET
5 13 (44.83%) CSS3
5 13 (44.83%) OO
6 11 (37.93%) jQuery
7 7 (24.14%) Degree
8 6 (20.69%) Online Games
9 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
9 5 (17.24%) WebGL
9 5 (17.24%) WebSockets
9 5 (17.24%) WebKit
9 5 (17.24%) HTML5 Canvas
10 3 (10.34%) Bugzilla
10 3 (10.34%) JIRA
10 3 (10.34%) MS Office
10 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
10 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
10 3 (10.34%) SQL
10 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
10 3 (10.34%) QA
11 2 (6.90%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
11 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
11 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
11 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
11 2 (6.90%) HND

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) OLTP
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Bugzilla
1 3 (10.34%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (75.86%) Developer
2 12 (41.38%) C# Developer
3 10 (34.48%) Junior
4 8 (27.59%) Web Developer
4 8 (27.59%) Junior Developer
5 5 (17.24%) .NET Developer
5 5 (17.24%) Junior C# Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Junior Web Developer
6 3 (10.34%) QA Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Mobile Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (6.90%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Junior Software Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Mobile Web Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (65.52%) HTML
1 19 (65.52%) CSS
2 18 (62.07%) HTML5
3 16 (55.17%) .NET
4 13 (44.83%) CSS3
5 11 (37.93%) jQuery
6 5 (17.24%) WebSockets
6 5 (17.24%) WebKit
6 5 (17.24%) HTML5 Canvas
6 5 (17.24%) WebGL
7 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Online Games
2 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) OO
2 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
3 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.45%) Load Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Security Testing
4 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.45%) MVC
4 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) C#
2 19 (65.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) HND
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Sony